Debi Leyland

Certified GAPS Coach

Empowering change, supporting health.

'Healing begins in our hearts, our homes and at our tables'

Welcome to Back To Balance with Debi. If you’re struggling with your health, I can help.

Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ + Gut and Physiology Syndrome™ (GAPS), is a natural treatment for autoimmune disease, asthma, eczema, allergies, fatigue, arthritis, chronic infections, neurological and endocrine disorders, digestive disorders, learning disabilities, mental illness, epilepsy and eating disorders. 

Dr Natasha Campbell McBride (MD) derived this name through years of research and clinical experience to fit the individual healthcare needs of her patients suffering from a variety of intestinal and neurological conditions as a result of an imbalanced bacterial ecosystem within the GI tract.  

The GAPS Diet focuses on removing foods that are difficult to digest and damaging to gut flora and replacing them with nutrient-dense foods to give the intestinal lining a chance to heal and seal. 

Using the GAPS Nutritional Healing Protocol, as a GAPS Coach, I can show you how to prepare a nutrient dense whole foods diet, reduce your body’s toxic burden, improve your immune system, and detoxify naturally so you can start feeling better now.

I will collaborate with you to design a personalized program that fits your lifestyle so you will actually do it!

I understand how the challenges of ill health can be scary and isolating.

I believe that properly prepared nutrient dense whole foods and healthy lifestyle practices are our best medicine.

I believe that the body has the knowledge and ability to heal itself; if we listen to our body and respond to its signals, wellness can be obtained. 

I believe that nutrition is fundamental to good health. The Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ (GAPS) Nutritional Healing Protocol, is an efficient way to support digestion, detoxify, restore the immune system and allow our body to heal.

I will share my experience, including the lessons I have learned through my own mistakes, tips and resources, in order to support your personal wellness journey. 

I will support your bio-individual needs by making customized recommendations that “meet you where you are”. 

Get the vibrant health you deserve. Embark on getting ‘back to balance’ today! If you would like to learn more about how I can help you, let’s talk.

Book your free 15 min. discovery call today


Debi was such a calm, positive and supportive GAPS Coach who speaks from valuable personal experience. I was a little apprehensive about all the changes we would be facing but I knew we had to give the diet a chance. Now my son is improving every week, rarely complains about our new dietary regime and I enjoy regularly making the nourishing stock. Here is a message from his teacher having returned to school after lockdown:-‘

“Hi Rachel, Just a brief message, your son is doing soooooo well! Super committed to his work, amazing attitude – I love love love this change and results I am seeing in class”.
Rachel has a 9 year old son diagnosed with ADHD
Western Suburbs, WA Australia
‘After many years of IBS symptoms and therefore being sceptical, I embarked on “yet another diet” to help relieve my distress of living a life governed by the nearest ablution block when I wasn’t at home. I now live a life mostly symptom free without bloating and excruciating stomach pains. GAPS changed my gut biome to accept foods which I couldn’t normally tolerate. I would recommend anyone with IBS to try the GAPS protocol, with Debi Leyland being a natural source of inspiration and support.’
Northern Suburbs, WA Australia
'It is safe to say that I would not have embarked on my families GAPS journey without Debi's help. It was over 1 year ago I started to read Dr Natasha's book, trying to get my head around all the information in an effort to find out where my son developed his autism. It was a lot to take in. When I was again doing my research one night I came across the GAPS Coaches, I cant begin to tell you how excited I was. Being a practical person I desperately wanted to know what this all looked like and how I was going to undertake this massive task for my family of 5 - all with different issues. When I contacted Debi and talked to her about my family I was so relieved to hear that she was going to partner with me to help me on this journey. I can undeniably say that she is the reason I actually set a date for the Intro Diet. The practical information she gave me and the steps on how and what to ferment are lifelong skills that I am so grateful for. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your calmness, kindness and knowledge.'
Southern Suburbs, Perth WA, Australia

"Our children are our future. Nourish our mothers well and the future looks after itself."